local preacher

local preacher
noun
: a layman licensed by his church to preach in a specified district

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1. (in early Methodism) a layperson appointed to supervise the congregation and conduct services between visits of a circuit rider.
2. (in the southern U.S.) a lay preacher.
[1765-75]

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local preacher noun
A Methodist layperson authorized to preach in his or her district
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